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  • I think the only two places that rent proper trail bikes are Harwood and Buckwallow, but you have to ride them there.
    I have seen a few post like these over the years and I don’t think I ever heard of anyone renting anything but road or commuter bikes like you pointed out.

  • Sorry I can’t help on this, but the problem you are having is the only thing that never went wrong on my Reverb. After a season and a half, I had nothing but issues with it. One paid and two warranty services later in less than one year, I gave up. I recently sold the unit to another Reverb owner to use for parts, including the remote button.…[Read more]

  • Sorry I can’t help on this, but the problem you are having is the only thing that never went wrong on my Reverb. After a season and a half, I had nothing but issues with it. One paid and two warranty services later in less than one year, I gave up. I recently sold the unit to another Reverb owner to use for parts, including the remote button.…[Read more]

  • I used a trunk mounted rack for less than one season. I almost lost the whole thing, but that might have been my fault. At any rate, I did not trust having two bikes worth a few thousand dollars to a cheap rack. I have owned 3 racks since then. All of them Thule and hitch mounted. All 3 racks have the ability to swing away from the trunk. I…[Read more]

  • I would recommend checking out Gravenhurst/Bracebridge area. You have Buckwallow and The Torrance Barrens for regular riding and Porcupine Ridge if you want some pretty technical terrain. Cottages book up fast in the area and hotels/motels are not cheap right in town. It is very scenic with a number of nice hiking destinations close by like…[Read more]

  • I bought a used carbon superfly and built up fully rigid. It is my “CX” and bombing around town bike. There are a lot of awesome hardtails in the used market.

  • I bought a used carbon superfly and built up fully rigid. It is my “CX” and bombing around town bike. There are a lot of awesome hardtails in the used market. Check out mtb parts finder on FB, and even kijiji

  • You guys are probably right. SLX is probably just as good. I did not offer it as an option as I have never run them. I prefer to comment on stuff I actually use.

  • You guys are probably right. SLX is probably just as good. I did not offer it as an option as I have never run them. I prefer to comment on stuff I actually use. The FB group is Called MTB Parts Finder. There is also Ontario XC mtb racers: stuff for sale

  • I recently helped someone with a build and found a very nice set of XT brakes on MTB Parts finder on FB page. No rotors but $150.00 for the set with the finned pads. I found both my BB7 mechanical brakes and XO brakes both squealed like crazy in the snow. Neither pads or numerous adjustments helped. I am using XT brakes on my bike now and they…[Read more]

  • I don’t disagree with building more stuff. It is about building it in the right places and building the right kind of stuff. Maybe I am not making that clear. If the city builds it, then a lot of thought has to go into as to long term costs, maintenance and usage. How many local skate/bike parks like the Port Credit example could you build for…[Read more]

  • Basketball courts are relatively cheap and can fit almost anywhere and have almost no maintenance and way more people play it. The skate park at Huron Park is right beside basketball courts and they much busier. This is the point I am making about small bike and skate parks like the one at Port Credit and Huron Park. This model works really…[Read more]

  • secret agent replied to the topic Good Night Riding lights in the forum TECH TALK 6 months ago

    I bought two of these lights. They were selling them for $20.00 special a few weeks ago. They are nowhere near 1200 lumens. The beam is quite narrow and significantly less bright than my Serfas 750 lights. The one thing that has surprised me though is the battery life. So far I have put in about 6 hours on one charge and it is still working.…[Read more]

  • Traiforks also has an emergency info button that sends out your location.
    I am told that there are several other tracking apps available at a cost and free. I am going to use the Iphone app since it is free.

  • Back to safety issues with riding alone. Doing some research on the Find my Phone app for Iphones, I found that you can track where anyone else is if you give them your apple ID information and turn on the services on the phones. I tried it last night and it works perfectly. Good thing is my wife can now find me anywhere I go. Bad thing is she…[Read more]

  • The spookiest was at Hilton Falls. Stopped to answer nature’s call. Finished and then it was absolutely silent. Not a sound. At least when on the move you hear the snow under the tires. Winter night rides can mess with your head.

  • I am getting used to riding at night again. Last two rides, I did not run into one person. It is a bit of a spooky feeling sometimes. I wish I was closer to the Don. From the west end of Mississauga, it takes me longer to get there than drive to Milton. Traffic is brutal after work.

  • Yeah, working with the city sucks. I have pointed that out quite a bit here over the years. I maintain the whole of the Culham trail system with a couple of guys and we pick up garbage and cut trees and have built two bridges out of pocket.
    However we have dismantled some jumps and two stunts that were downright dangerous. It is not all city…[Read more]

  • I have no problem with anyone trying to follow their sport. It was difficult enough trying to find spots to do Trials. Had to go to schools and parks and industrial areas. In the city you had to poach just about any place and get kicked out quite a bit. I understand that. The point is that if you build a pretty permanent structure without…[Read more]

  • Burnside is a completely different situation. It was build essentially under a bridge in an undesirable area. That makes a huge difference. This is at the end of a dead end street. Maybe you would think different if you had a crowd like this at the end of your street. Picture is from the Burnside Blog.

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